This year's dumbest controversy has been over whether Santa Claus, who is 100 percent real, is permitted to be any color or ethnicity other than the whitest white. But a spin through the archives of the New York Times reveals that Santa has been intermittently black for more than 100 years. Someone ... More >>
'Tis the season when Fox News just has tons and tons of material, bless their tiny hearts. The channel's annual "War on Christmas" meltdown has become a bit of a running gag with the rest of the world, "a gift to busy news producers trying to fill the airwaves," as Politico put it earlier this week. ... More >>
Merry War on Christmas! Did you miss it? No? Well, too bad, because after ten years it appears to be as important and obnoxious a part of our solstice revels as SantaCon and "Wonderful Christmastime." But though sheer habit and a taste for proven clickbait may be what keeps rightbloggers on the Wo ... More >>
Mitt Romney's five adult sons have been making the cable news rounds leading up to the Republican National Convention -- which has cued TV news hosts to go to great lengths to get the men to say at least one bad thing about their old man.Despite the valiant efforts, both CNN's Piers Morgan and Fox N ... More >>
At MOMA, the artist examined us as individuals. A new doc does the same to her.
With the ascension of Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and other GOP candidates who don't cotton to this evolution or climate change stuff, people have begun to ask if Republicans and conservatives are actually becoming hostile to science. It doesn't help that one of those people is Repu ... More >>
Esquire's Tom Junod has a home run of a profile entitled "Why Does Roger Ailes Hate America?" in the new issue, available online now in full, picking the brain of the country's most powerful television executive. Or is it most powerful period? Though, let it be known, Ailes' insecurity persis ... More >>
In the seedy underbelly of the internet that is Google's Hot Trends--"Vanessa Hudgens pictures leaked" (leaked?), "steven tyler dead," "lady gaga hermaphrodite picture," etc.--now comes "Hello Cow," a song that's been tearing up Google's charts all day, despite no real identifiable information abo ... More >>